Category Archives: 1990s

Paul McCartney headlines Music for Montserrat benefit concert 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 15 1997)


Video: 'Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight - Music for Montserrat'

(Monday, September 15, 1997, 7:45 p.m. BST)Music For Montserrat, a concert to raise funds for the Caribbean island recently devastated by a major volcanic eruption, was held tonight at Royal Albert Hall in London. Continue reading Paul McCartney headlines Music for Montserrat benefit concert 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 15 1997)

‘Frasier’, ‘Law & Order’ big winners at Primetime Emmy Awards 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 14 1997)


Video: 'Bette Midler Wins Outstanding Performance in a Variety Or Music Program | Emmy Archive 1997'

(Sunday, September 14, 1997, 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT)Frasier dominated the 49th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight, winning two awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series (the fourth of five consecutive awards in this category). Continue reading ‘Frasier’, ‘Law & Order’ big winners at Primetime Emmy Awards 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 14 1997)

Millions say farewell to Diana, Princess of Wales 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 6 1997)


Video: 'The Funeral of Princess Diana 1997'

(Saturday, September 6, 1997, 9:08 a.m.–3:32 p.m. BST) — Britain bid farewell to Diana, Princess of Wales, on a sparkling morning today with a grand tribute as rich in popular pageantry as it was in regal pomp. Continue reading Millions say farewell to Diana, Princess of Wales 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 6 1997)

Queen Elizabeth II addresses Princess Diana’s death 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 5 1997)


Video: 'UK: LONDON: QUEEN ADDRESSES NATION ON DEATH OF PRINCESS DIANA'

(Friday, September 5, 1997, 6:00 p.m. BST) — Speaking in remarkably personal terms for a British monarch, Queen Elizabeth today praised Diana, Princess of Wales, as “an exceptional and gifted human being,” and said, “I for one believe that there are lessons to be drawn from her life and from the extraordinary and moving reaction to her death.”

In a rare live television broadcast from a room overlooking the crowds of mourners milling about in front of Buckingham Palace in London on the eve of Diana’s funeral, the Queen said the Princess “never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness.”

Princess Diana fatally injured in car crash 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 31 1997)


Video: 'Princess Diana's car crash, BBC rolling news footage.'

(Sunday, August 31, 1997, 12:23 a.m. CEST)Diana, Princess of Wales, was critically injured early this morning when the black 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 she was riding in crashed in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris as the driver, Henri Paul, lost control and struck a pillar at an estimated speed of 65 mph. Continue reading Princess Diana fatally injured in car crash 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 31 1997)

‘Mo Money Mo Problems’ by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase peaks at #1 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 30 1997)

(Saturday, August 30, 1997)“Mo Money Mo Problems” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 1997). Continue reading ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’ by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase peaks at #1 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 30 1997)

‘Deconstructing Harry’ premieres at Venice Film Festival 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 26 1997)


Video: 'Deconstructing Harry' trailer

(Tuesday, August 26, 1997)Deconstructing Harry, a comedy film about the turmoil in the erotic and creative life of immature New York writer Harry Block, premiered today at the Venice Film Festival in Italy. Continue reading ‘Deconstructing Harry’ premieres at Venice Film Festival 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 26 1997)

Ex-East German chief gets six years for deaths at Wall 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 25 1997)


Video: 'The 50 days of Egon Krenz(english) - ZDF History - 2016'

(Monday, August 25, 1997)Egon Krenz, the last hard-line Communist leader of East Germany, was convicted today in Berlin of manslaughter for the shooting deaths of people trying to cross the Berlin Wall during the Cold War and sentenced to six years in prison. Continue reading Ex-East German chief gets six years for deaths at Wall 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 25 1997)